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Rajasthan high court asks government to send notices to striking doctors

The court has also demanded a list of striking doctors from the government.

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February 1, 2018, 11:55 am

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Rajasthan high court. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: The negotiations between the Rajasthan government and doctors who are on strike have failed to produce any outcome and the situation has reached a critical stage. The High Court has now issued a notice to the government after a hearing in the matter.

The court has demanded a list of striking doctors from the government and directed it to send them notices. The bench ordered that detailed information about these doctors be presented to the court and that these doctors need to get back to work at the earliest. The next hearing in the case will be on November 15. More than ten thousand government doctors under the banner of the All Rajasthan State In-Service Doctors Association are on strike for various demands.

The strike of doctors has been going on since Monday. As a result, more than 15 people in different districts of Rajasthan have died due to lack of treatment. Among them, seven innocent children have also lost their lives.

The state government has been facing several questions about this strike for the past four days. The government held discussions with the concerned association however its member doctors decided to go on strike in support of their 33 demands. These include the formation of a separate cadre and issues related to pay grade. The police have formed special teams to catch hold of the leaders of the association, however, hasn’t been able to arrest anyone thus far.

First published: November 10, 2017